TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers with over 50 Years Combined Experience Representing Clients Suffering Traumatic Brain Injuries In Accidents
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, it is important that you protect your legal rights. Nadeau Harkavy LLC has over 50 years combined experience representing traumatic brain injury victims and their families. Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by different types of accidents that result in head trauma. If you believe some individual or entity may be responsible for what happened, you should consult an experienced attorney to review your particular factual circumstances surrounding your accident to determine the best legal course of action for you.
CDC defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a jolt, blow or bump to the head or penetrating head injury. There may be a period of unconsciousness or memory loss or change in mental status after the injury. According to the CDC about 75 % of TBIs that occur each year are concussions.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. The number of TBI related Emergency Room visits; hospitalizations and deaths have increased over the years according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those who survive a TBI can face effects that last a few days or the rest of their lives. Those suffering TBI’s may experience impairments related to memory, thinking, movement, vision or hearing deficits known as sensory or sensation loss, or emotional deficits such as personality or mood changes or depression. Those suffering from a brain injury may also experience changes with their balance and language such as communication and understanding and expression. Emotional changes may also occur and are exhibited as depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out and social inappropriate behavior according to the CDC.
We have seen how a TBI not only affect the victim of the brain injury but also significantly impact entire families including the spouses and the children of brain injury victims. We have represented clients suffering traumatic brain injuries from a variety of accidents such as falling objects striking their heads, slipping and falling and hitting their heads and also from car crashes resulting in head jolts or head injuries.
The traumatic brain injury victims we have represented include those suffering minor concussions with short-term disability as well as clients who suffering extensive brain damage requiring twenty-four hour care and who will never live a normal life again. Some of our clients did not survive their brain injuries leaving their loved ones who we represent in wrongful death claims against the negligent individuals or entities responsible.
Some of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries include: falls, being struck by an object or against an object and motor vehicle crashes. These accidents can occur on the road, at work, on a job site, or anywhere.
The CDC recommends the following tips for recovery:
- Get lots of rest and do not rush back to daily activities such as work or school
- Avoid doing anything that could cause another blow or jolt to the head
- Ask your medical provider when it is safe to drive a car or ride a bike or use heavy equipment
- Only take medications approved by your health care provider. Do not drink alcohol until your medical provider says it is ok
- Write things down if you have a hard time remembering
- You may need to learn skills you lost. Your health care provider can help arrange for these services.
You need experienced attorneys with a track record of success handling brain injury cases to fight for you. We work with well-respected medical experts that deal with brain injury such as neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuropsychologists as well as other experts that may be needed such as vocational experts and economists who handle brain injury cases. The damages resulting from traumatic brain injuries typically include current and future medical bills, lost wages for time lost from work, pain and suffering and loss of comfort and society suffered by spouses and children of those suffering a brain injury.
At Nadeau Harkavy LLC, our experience and team approach has a proven track record of successful results on these cases. We do everything we can to hold the negligent party responsible for the harm caused to you and your family. We address your needs and concerns with compassion and understanding for not just the moment but also your future including life care plans for future medical needs and your lost earning capacity if disabled from work. If you or loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, please call us today at 617-674-7640 for a free confidential consult.